Planning for Disaster: How Natural and Manmade Disasters Shape the Built Environment

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Kaplan Publishing, May 1, 2007 - Architecture - 304 pages
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Disasters, throughout the ages, have shaped the built environment. The way city planners, architects, engineers and politicians plan and design cities, buildings, highways, tunnels and bridges have all been fashioned to some degree by the mischievous hands of disasters. Planning for Disaster will trace the impact of natural and manmade disasters on urban planning, building design and the design of large-scale engineering projects such as bridges, tunnels and levees. The book will reference recent disasters such as the Loma Prieta Earthquake (1989), the Oklahoma City Bombing (1995), the 9/11 Terrorist Attack (2001), Hurricane Katrina (2005), as well as catastrophic events from history such as the burning of Rome in AD 64, the London fire of 1666, the New York fire of 1835, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.

Planning for Disaster will include approximately 25 illustrations (photographs and figures) in support of the text.

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Contents

Fire
19
Codes
47
Overcrowding
73
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

William G. Ramroth, Jr., AIA, is a practicing architect with over thirty years experience in architectural design and project management. He has served as the project manager for numerous building design projects ranging in size from small remodeling projects to multi-disciplinary design programs of over one hundred million dollars in construction costs. Mr. Ramroth is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

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